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MCFC Selects Eliette Singleton as $2,000 Film Student Scholarship Winner

The Monterey County Film Commission announced that Eliette Singleton, a Cinematic Arts and Technology major at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), was named the 2021 winner of the $2,000 scholarship in the Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award Program.  She is originally from Playa del Rey. A $500 […]

MCFC elects two new members to Board of Directors

The nonprofit Monterey County Film Commission board of directors has elected two new members to serve three-year terms on its board. Annee Martin is partner/owner of Ami Carmel Boutique and Sanctuary Vacation Rentals.  She has nonprofit volunteering experience with the Monterey County Hospitality Association, and last year she founded Kindness Monterey, a pay-it-forward gift card […]

Full Overnight Closure of Hwy. One at Bixby Bridge begin Monday July 12

Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021  District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties Contact: Kevin Drabinski, 805-549-3138 or Jim Shivers, 805-549-3237 FULL OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF HIGHWAY 1 AT BIXBY BRIDGE BEGINS MONDAY JULY 12 MONTEREY COUNTY – Maintenance work at the Bixby Bridge (PM 59.5) will result in full […]

From the Heart Productions Short Films Grant Program

Sponsored by the non-profit From the Heart Productions, the prize package for inaugural Roy W. Dean Grant for Short Films has been growing quickly since its inception.  In addition to the $3,000 cash, the winner will now also receive $3,000.00 in music and audio services from well-known composer David Raiklen, $6,000.00 in animation from Emmy award […]

Hwy. 1 South of Big Sur – closed

Date: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 1 pm District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties Contact: Kevin Drabinski 805-549-3138 or Jim Shivers 805-549-3237 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – UPDATE #3 AFTER PARTIAL LIFTING OF EVACUATION ORDER RESIDENTS NORTH OF RAT CREEK RETURN; THOSE SOUTH STILL SUBJECT TO CLOSURE […]

Film Commission honors Karen Seppa Nordstrand for 30th Year Anniversary

(Jan. 11, 2021–Monterey, Calif.)  — The Monterey County Film Commission board of directors recognized Karen Seppa Nordstrand with a Hollywood “Walk of Fame Star” replica plaque in 2020, in honor of her 30th anniversary year of working for the nonprofit organization. Nordstrand, the Monterey County Film Commissioner, was hired in 1990 by the original executive […]

Lane Closures on Hwy. 1 and Hwy. 68 on Sat. Nov. 21st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LANE CLOSURES ON HIGHWAYS 1 AND 68 SET FOR THIS SATURDAY IN MONTEREY MONTEREY COUNTY – Work on highway signs in the city of Monterey will necessitate lane closures on Hwy. 1 and Hwy. 68 this Saturday, Nov. 21. On Saturday, from 7 to 9 am, crews will close the right (#2) […]